This issue brief focuses on administrative actions that the Biden-Harris administration, as well as state leaders, can take to build on and improve upon the gains made under the Affordable Care Act.
Dr. Ron Lally talks about the necessity for policymakers and parents to understand that babies are curious, motivated learners born with a brain that is genetically wired to seek meaning and learn language.
Dr. Ron Lally explains what he means by the “invisible neglect” of American babies that he says has taken place in our country since the 1960s.
Dr. Ron Lally speaks about the frustrating recent history of America’s infants and calls on America to step up for its babies. In this short three-minute video he makes the case for why we need to advocate for better beginnings for our babies.
Written and narrated by J. Ronald Lally, this 6-minute animation depicts why young brains need continuing nurturance, protection and enrichment once a child is born – a setting where the growing brain can flourish. He describes the development of a “social womb” similar in function to the nurturance a fetus receives while in the womb. […]
Helen Blank is the Director of Leadership and Public Policy at the National Women’s Law Center. Previously Helen Blank served 24 years as the Director of the Child Care and Development Division at the Children’s Defense Fund.